Services / Prices
Our radiology area is an important part of our diagnostic tool box. At All Pets we take all of our x-rays in-house, and our digital x-ray system allows the fast turnaround and accurate x-rays needed to make necessary decisions for our patients. Many of the x-rays that we take are to evaluate lameness or possible fractures. However we frequently also utilize abdominal, chest, and dental x-rays to evaluate potential issues in those areas. We also provide pre-sale certification and OFA certification x-rays for our clients.
Our digital x-ray system allows us to email x-rays to our patient’s families and specialist referral centres.
The lab is the main hub of diagnostic activity in any clinic, and the lab at All Pets is extensive and modern. We have always recognized the importance of being able to provide our clients with prompt, accurate lab results through in-house testing, and the ongoing upgrade purchase of equipment in shows our commitment to continuing this focus.
When one of our patients is not feeling well, having access to the required lab results within minutes allows us to get the right plan of action moving quickly. This is especially important when a patient arrives in an emergency situation. Our technicians are trained and competent in all aspects of the laboratory, and this area occupies a lot of their time each day.
We also offer daily “daycare” for your pets. If you have errands to run or want a day of shopping without worrying about your pet, we are more than happy to keep them for the day!
Do you have a large dog? Not to worry! We have facilities for our four legged clients of ALL sizes.
- Charges are by the night.
- Check-in and check-out times are during our normal business hours ONLY. That would be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 7:15 am-6:30 pm, Wednesday 7:15 am-8:30 pm, Friday 7:15 am -5:00 pm, and Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm.
- Level 1 boarding: includes food, basic treat, and administration of 1-2 medications.
- Cat: $15.45/night
- Dog: $19.95/night
- Level 2 boarding: includes food, basic treat, and administration of 3-4 medications. This also includes those individuals (most likely young puppies) that are not yet potty trained, meaning that they will urinate/defecate in the kennel frequently and require more clean up.
- Cat: $18.45/night
- Dog: $23.95/night
- Level 3 boarding: includes food, prepared/cooked treat, and administration of 5+ medications.
- Cat: $23.45/night
- Dog: $27.95/night
- Food: you can bring your own pet’s food, or we have Science Diet Sensitive Stomach kennel food as well. Your pet may be more likely to eat his/her own food when in a strange environment, and eating their own food is less likely to cause stomach upset or potential vomiting/diarrhea. Some clients bring a small bag/container with the food in it, or prepackage their meals into individual bags. Top-dressing dry food with wet food is included as well. This is for basic meal time.
- Basic treat: any food item given that is not included in their normal meal, such as bones or chews.
- Prepared/cooked treat: this is any item (not regular wet or dry food) that requires microwave heating, or any type of special preparation.
- Medications: thyroid, antibiotics, Metacam, heart medications (furosemide, enalapril, Vetmedin), Snip tips, Dasuquin, and allergy medication.
- Diabetic patients: we do recommend diabetic patients to remain in the comfort of their own home if you are going away, so finding a friend or family member to come over to feed and administer insulin would be ideal. This is due to the fact that many patients do not eat the same when in a strange environment as they do at home, and for diabetic patients that are receiving insulin, that is detrimental. We can board your diabetic pet here if absolutely necessary, but insulin/feeding may not be on their exact home schedule. They may also have the potential to become a hospitalized patient as soon as they eat a different amount than at home, which will require hospitalized insulin/blood glucose monitoring and nursing care, which are priced accordingly.
- To protect your pet, we are now requiring ALL patients to be on a current flea preventative, as well as for the safety of all the other patients/boarders in the clinic. We will ask for a receipt or proof of purchase if it was not purchased here at All Pets. If you do not have one, either Frontline or Nexgard (for dogs) and Revolution (for cats) will be provided at your own cost.
- If we see fleas/ear mites on your pet, we reserve the right to give your pet a Nexgard tablet (dogs) or Revolution (cats) at your own cost. This is for the safety of all other patients/boarders at All Pets.
- If you would like to fill out your boarding form ahead of time, please contact us and we will email you the form.
- What to expect when you pet goes home: when you pick your pet up, they will be very happy to see you! This is because any amount of time away from you is very significant to them, so don’t be surprised if they jump up to hug you or give you lots of kisses! Also, if they aren’t boarded regularly, they may not eat the same here as they do at home, so they may go home and act very hungry, eat a lot, and potentially develop diarrhea or vomiting. If this occurs, don’t hesitate to call us with questions.
All Pets has an ultrasound machine in house with certified doctors that can perform abdominal or thoracic (heart) studies. It is fast, less expensive than more advanced imaging techniques such as CT or MRI — which must be performed at a referral center – and are read by a board certified radiologist. In order to prepare your pet for the best possible imaging, we will perform the ultrasound after an overnight fast and then give them a mild sedative to allow them to relax and snooze throughout the entire procedure!
All Pets provides a wide range of surgical procedures for its patients. In addition, we perform all of the elective surgeries (spays, neuters, etc.). Many of our clients express surprise to learn of the range of non-elective surgeries available here – abdominal surgeries involving the intestines, bladder, and other organs; orthopedic surgeries to repair fractured bones; knee surgeries to repair torn cruciate ligaments and other joint disorders; and more.
Because surgical procedures can result in discomfort for our patients, the doctors and staff at All Pets are huge proponents of utilizing pain medication before and after surgery. Just as with people, minimizing pain is best achieved by getting pain medications on board before the pain starts instead of after. Accomplishing this starts with the use of pain relieving pre-medications before the procedure and continuing during and after the surgery. We prescribe medications to minimize pain at home for several days post-surgery, and we have been very pleased with the improved comfort they receive. We would certainly want our pain minimized if we had surgery, and we recommend the same for our patients.
As with every other aspect of our clinic, we are honored that our clients bring their pet to us, and we want to do all we can to make sure that their experience is as discomfort free and stress free as possible.
When we clean the teeth of one of our patients, it is much like when people have their teeth cleaned. First we remove the tartar from the teeth. Then we clean the small “nooks and crannies” around and between the teeth with the ultrasonic scalar (the “water jet” instrument), and then we polish the teeth because the scalar cases mild etching in the tooth enamel that we need to polish away to keep tartar from coming right back.
Everything described so far is pretty similar between people and pets having their teeth cleaned, but there is one large difference – pets don’t open up and say aaaahh very well. So we do need to use anesthesia, which means that we have their owners drop them off first thing in the morning so that we can clean their teeth and have them up and ready to go home that afternoon. We do a lot of things in the name of safety here – please look at the “Surgical” services part of our web page where we outline many of the safety measures we put in place for our anesthesia patients!
Many of our patients need more than a simple teeth clean and polish. We routinely extract broken or infected teeth, treat gum disease, and perform other oral surgical procedures.
Dentistry is one of the most satisfying areas of our work because many of our patients arrive at All Pets with a mouth that is pretty painful and go home with a lot less pain – and that is what we really like to do!